Origin of agamaModern Latin from Sp; uncertain or unknown; perhaps of West Indian origin, originally : compare Carib mami, lizard
any of a family (Agamidae, esp. genus Agama) of Old World lizards, some of which can change color
An agamid lizard, especially one of the genus Agama.
Origin of agamaAmerican Spanish of Cariban origin
From Latin agamus (“unmarried”), from Ancient Greek
- Nearly all travellers in the north of Africa mention the Hardhon of the Arabs (Agama stellio), which is extremely common, and has drawn upon itself the hatred of the Mahommedans by its habit of nodding its head, which they interpret as a mockery of their own movements whilst engaged in prayer.
- The brilliantly coloured red and blue lizard (Agama colonorum) is found in the coast region of eastern Liberia.